Welcome to the Institute for Globalization Studies (IGS), which, among other things, offers a new BA in Globalization Studies and International Relations (GLI). The first core course for the new major was offered in Fall 2020.
- For information about the Institute, contact the Director of the IGS, Dr. Sophie Raynard-Leroy: email@example.com .
- For information about the GLI degree, contact the Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Andrea Fedi*: firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Please note that in Spring 2021 Dr. Fedi will be on sabbatical. Dr. Peg Spitzer will replace him as UG Director (1 January-May 31): email@example.com .
- To declare the major or a minor in GLI, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Virtual Office Hours for GLI Majors/Minors
Undergraduate Program Director, Andrea Fedi
Undergraduate Program Director for Spring 2021 Peg Spitzer
(Zoom link will be sent via email upon request)
GLI SUMMER COURSES (2021)
To see a list of courses for Summer I and II, please click here.
To see a list of electives for Fall 2021, please click here.
To see a list of electives for Spring 2021, please click here.
The latest GLI checklists for majors and minors are now available.
Checklists are available down below:
Please note that DegreeWorks has been programmed to track students' progress towards completion of the GLI major and minor.
News and Opportunities
LAUNCHING SPRING 2021
Add a GLI focus to your MA in another discipline!
The "Competence in Globalization" focus is a new microcredential that you can obtain through GLI in order to make your MA more marketable.
You can earn a Master of Arts with a Focus in Globalization Studies and International Relations with one of the following MA programs:
To earn this microcredential, click here.
Peace Corp Prep Program for Undergraduates
Thinking about joining the Peace Corps? Check out Stony Brook's Peace Corps Prep program. It is a program that will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. GLI courses are also part of the program. To learn more about this, check out the Peace Corps Prep Student Guide.
Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW)
This is a two-year program for students at Stony Brook University. The integrated program includes two years of scholarship support (up to $5,5000 each year), a monthly seminar series for two academic years, and a paid internship in a New York-based global organization offered during the summer between the Junior and Senior years. For more information, click https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/jfew/apply/.
Spring 2021 Edward Guiliano '78 Global Fellowship Program: Undergraduate Students
The Edward Guiliano '78, PhD, Global Fellowship Program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by engaging with the world beyond Stony Brook University and their local communities. Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences may utilize this award for creative expression, research, and cultural activities for personal development outside of their comfort zone through travel, as p rojects must take place at least 200 miles from the student’s home or the Stony Brook campus. The goal of the Guiliano Global Fellowship program is to give Stony Brook students the opportunity to have a truly enriching, transformational educational experience. For more information, click here.
2021 Humanity in Action Fellowship
This is a year-long fellowship. Fellows first participate in an intensive three-week educational program providing a country and context-specific curriculum that examines historical and contemporary challenges to human rights, pluralism and equality. After the three weeks, they embark on developing civil society initiatives in their own communities. Deadline is on February 14, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. For more information, click here.
Note: This round of application is applicable only to GLI students who are graduating in the spring. However, please check back with Humanity in Action for future intakes.
Dr. William McAdoo and Mr. Ralph Watkins Memorial Scholarship
There are two scholarships that are now accepting applications. Each fellowship will award up to $500. If you are a full-time Stony Brook University student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and can demonstrate financial need, leadership qualities and community involvement, and potential and promise, apply now! Deadline is on February 5, 2021 at 5pm. For more information, click here.
Library Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program for 2021
Looking for a summer internship? The Junior Fellows Program is a 10-week paid internship running from May 24 - July 30, 2021. This is a great opportunity for students interested in learning and conducting research at the largest library in the world. For more information, click here.
Youth Ambassador with the US Pavilion
Interested in becoming a youth ambassador with the US Pavilion, and learning about areas linked to innovation and human development such as the environment, energy, health, science, and the arts? Check out this program here.
Spring 2021 Internships with the History and Public Policy of the Wilson Center
The History and Public Policy program is looking to host interns and research assistants during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interns will work virtually and support the History's Program's publication and digitization efforts. For more details, click here . The spring deadline is November 1 2020 .
The Edward Guiliano, PhD ‘78, Global Fellowship Program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by engaging with the world beyond Stony Brook University and their local communities.
Spring deadline: March 1 (Projects will take place during the Summer Session or fall semester)
For more information and to apply, click here.
External Scholarship 101
SBU students who are interested in pursuing nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, attend this upcoming "External Scholarships 101" information session on December 2 2020. Register here to attend this session.
sbu alumni panel: microcredentials & international career paths now possible with gli!
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 1PM (Campus Lifetime) on Zoom
We'll feature three SBU alumni who went from graduating with an academic degree from our College of Arts and Sciences--History, Africana Studies, and Asian and Asian-American Studies--to pursuing an international career. How did they do that?
To learn how to transition from academia to the workforce and make the world your new playground, come and listen to their stories. Now with the GLI degrees, this path is made easier for you. With a BA in GLI or a GLI focus added to your MA in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, English, French and Italian, Hispanic Languages and Literature or in History, you will be prepared from the start!
Lecture series: "exploring global environmental (in)justice in carceral spaces"
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021
View the recorded version of the session here.
David Pellow is Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In this lecture, he presents his work, "Exploring Global Environmental (in)Justice in Carceral Spaces."
Graduate student panel: "The united nations' sustainable development goals (SDGs) need you!"
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021
View the recorded version of the session here.
Join our panelists Fernando Amador, Maria Grima, Jessica Kim, and Xiaoning Wu for a discussion on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
FACULTY ROUNDTABLE: "ISLAM AND MOMENTS OF GLOBAL CONNECTIONS"
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020
View the recorded version of the talk here
Join our panel of experts, Associate Professor Margarethe Adams (Department of Music), Lecturer Rosabel Ansari (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), Assistant Professor Mohamad Ballan (Department of History), and Associate Professor Eric Lewis Beverley (Department of History) for a discussion on Islam and moments of global connection.
IGS INAUGURAL LECTURE SERIES: "SELF-DEVOURING GROWTH"
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
View the recorded version of the talk here
Julie Livingston is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. Her work combines history, anthropology, and public health and contemplates the moral conditions, social practices, and African thought. Livingston’s talk on “Self-Devouring Growth”, derived from her book, contests the assumption that economic growth is a foundation of well-being and highlights the economic systems of the southern African nation of Botswana as an example.
GLI INAUGURAL ALUMNI PANEL
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020
View the recorded version of the event here
Hear from distinguished alumni who shared their career trajectories, global contributions, and some of the grand challenges their particular industry is facing at this time, as well as how people in their respective fields are making a difference in the world.
IGS Faculty Spotlight